Thursday, April 29, 2010

Blooms from My Garden

Let's see what has been blooming in the new garden.

I don't know the name of this plant. I have bought it for ages and this is one of the few pots that I have propagated from the mother plant. I don't know what I have done right recently that two pots of this plant actually bloomed for me. It has been a long time since I had blooms from it. I must be getting lucky!
Added on 10 May 20010: Thanks to James Missier of Garden Chronicles blog who informed me that this plant is called Peace Lily. What a beautiful name!

The miniature Ixora in yellow colour also showered me with blooms. After the blooms wilted, I have given this plant a good trim here and there to keep it neat and lush.

I love Costus! They are always blooming and the vibrant, red flower can last for weeks. I intend to propagate more of this so I can have more Costus to brighten up the garden!

My Amaryllis has given me 4 big blooms on one plant! This looks gorgeous! How I wish I could have such beautiful bloom in my garden everyday!

This plant was bought from Mrs. Lim in the wet market at SS2. I just cannot resist to take this baby home! The purple colour is so enticing. And the blooms remind me of orchid. Can anyone help me with the name of this plant?

Added on 10 May 2010: Thanks to Stephanie of Steph's Green Space blog who informed me that this plant is named Plectranthus Mona Lavender. A name that is as gorgeous as its blooms! To help me remember all this beautiful names of plants, I will make name tags for them when I can find time and do some research on the plant maintenance.

Lantana ~ it's my first time growing one! I got them from Mrs. Lim too. Love those clusters of bright yellow!! They just perk me up whenever I look at them in the morning! What a positive way to start a day!

After seeing these big blooms on my Adenium, I decided to carry this big pot of Adenium to our new house. I left this Adenium trunk to grow tall and now it is more than 6 feet in height. To keep the tall branches steady, especially now that we often get evening shower, I tied them to the bigger plant.

I hope to show you more blooms in the near future from our new garden.


Bernie said...

What great blooms you have ... your photos show them all off beautifully.

That first photo looks like a white Anthurium and the last photo is definitely Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' ... I grow that one myself.

Actually I grow so many of the same plants .... I also have a yellow Ixora and an orange Costus.

Your amaryllis is just gorgeous, as is your Desert Rose (Adenium).

This post would be so perfect for Noel's meme 'The Hot, The Loud and The Proud'. You should check out his blog and think about adding your post to that meme. Visit:

and look for his post called 'The Hot, The Loud and The Proud'.

James Missier said...

I guess the first pic flower name might be a peace lily - you might recognise it by the leaves.

I agree with Bernie - you should post this for the meme - it would sure a nice attraction,

Stephanie said...

Hello JC! Your desert rose is 6 feet tall? That's tall! I am sure everyone who visits your home will never miss this beauty :-D The blooms are remarkable.

I didn't have luck with Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' two years ago. They died on me. Take good care of the plant yeah. I love the crowded purple flowers also. Yeah, they look like orchid.

Good luck with the meme if you are going for it. Flaunt the results of your hard work. You deserve it some recognition!

Btw, your photos are always very well taken.

AaronVFT said...

Your plants are gorgeous and beautiful. I've grown Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' too and they die on mee too!

Anonymous said...

may the blessing be always with you!! ........................................

Green Lane Allotments said...

The first photo could possibly be a type of philodendron but it's difficult to tell with only the flower

Blur Ting said...

We have the same plants too! It's blooming season for amaryllis. I see them around lately but yours is just gorgeous!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

It looks like it may be a Peace Lily to me. What gorgeous blooms in your garden. I love amaryllis and lantana too. Beautiful pictures.


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